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Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ and the Great Migration

BECOMING By Michelle Obama Illustrated. 426 pp. Crown. $32.50. Back in the ancestral homeland of Michelle Obama, the architects of Jim Crow took great pains to set down the boundaries and define the r... read more

Welcome To The Michelle Obama Show: A New Kind Of Leader?

And since I’m an ardent Michelle Obama fan, I also have to ask ... Side of Chicago background (which writer Isabel Wilkerson notes in her favorable New York Times review of the book, is one of its “gr... read more

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SF Chronicle (h/t Longform.org) -- “Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ and the Great Migration” – N.Y. Times: “The former first lady’s long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, cando... read more

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Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson is Commencement 2014 speaker, joining honorands John Seely Brown, Glenn Close and David Shaw

Four years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson brought to light one of the biggest underreported stories in American history: the Great Migration ... astronaut Mae Jemison to first ... read more


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson presents Carleton’s opening convocation

Celebrating the opening of the 2018-19 academic year, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson will present ... Denzel Washington, Michelle Obama—all children or grandchildren of ... read more

What Michelle Obama Can Tell Us About Race In America

Michelle ... Lady remembering being portrayed with a huge Afro and a machine gun. It’s still got us thinking. This hour On Point: we settle in on Michelle Obama’s view with three black women. Pulitzer ... read more

Huawei, Brexit, President Trump: Your Monday Briefing

Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” has quickly ... African-American life and ambition,” writes Isabel Wilkerson, our former Chicago bureau chief, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her book on the Great Migration. ... read more

Isabel Wilkerson’s Leaderless March that Remade America

Isabel Wilkerson is ... Spike Lee, Michelle Obama are all children of the Great Migration. It was “the first big step the nation’s servant class took without asking,” in one of many graceful Wilkerson ... read more

Celebrating Women’s History Month: 9 books you must read

Fifteen writers joined forces with Veronica Chambers to pay homage to our beloved former first lady, Michelle Obama. This book is ... than capable of having it all. Isabel Wilkerson masterfully chroni... read more

These Powerful Messages Pushed President Obama on Criminal Justice Reform

Michelle Alexander's award-winning ... During summer 2011, Obama included Isabel Wilkerson's award-winning The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration to his reading list. He... read more

Pulitzer Prize winner, author Isabel Wilkerson to speak at North Central College

Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her book ... Denzel Washington, Michelle Obama—all children or grandchildren of the Great Migration. Wilkerson's own parents journeyed from Georgia ... read more

Color of Money Live (May 5)

"The Turner House" was Michelle's Color of Money Book Club Selection for April. So glad you all could join me. And I have a great ... Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns was published, and tha... read more



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